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    Question What kind of GLUE???

    After a lot of thinking I decided that the best way to mount a 5.6" TFT in my car was with velcro instead of the bracket. This way I don't have to damage my car's dash with holes, I can easily remove it and most important: I can place it exactly where I want it.
    I used those self adhesive velcro stripes but the problem is that whenever I park the car in the sun and the temperature in the interior goes up (and it can be really hot-much hotter during the summer here in Greece) the glue at the back of these stripes turns soft, they peel off and I find the screen every time on the floor. This is very annoying considering that I can't stick the screen back in it's place for a time ('till the car cools down) and I have to hold it on my legs while I am driving.
    I used three diffrent brands of velcro with the same results, so I wonder if you can suggest some kind of glue that can keep the velcro stripes from falling when heated but will not damage the dashboards finish when they will be removed. OR some kind of solvent that will clean these glue residues without discoloration and other kind of damage.
    The funny thing is that, this is the one and only problem I encountered in my car mp3 project!!!


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    No ideas on the glue.

    I do share your feelings on the lcd though... I dont wana do annything drill / cut Etc, if I dont have to...

    I used a flex arm to mount my lcd, its hard to see the whole thing from my page, but....

    It bolts down to hwere the seat bolts to the floor, it has a little u-bracket, so you dont need to add anything, you just loosen your seat bolt, and slip on the "u" . The flex arm attaches to the "u" and finally hte lcd has a quick mount to the flex arm.

    I can move it whereever I want, and remove it whenever I think it might get stolen

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    gizmomkr,

    thank you for your fast responce and your suggestion, but I prefer to stick with the velcro idea for two reasons... First, the place on the dash I already found is really nice (pro looks, easy to watch etc) and secondly (and most important)I am concerned about the SAFETY. We keep on adding aibags in our cars (mine has 6) for more safety just to add an LCD and bracket on the dash? I don't want that thing in front of me in case of a frontal colition...

    Thanx anyway,
    Dimitris

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    There is a silicon based product called "Automotive Goop". It is a excellant glue, and just peels off when you don't want it anymore. Oh, and it is designed to handle the temperatures of automotive life.
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    have you tried super glue? or model cement?
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    Hot Glue Gun?

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    <STRONG>have you tried super glue? or model cement?

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    These thing will damage the dash, which is something he is trying to avoid.
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    Before I had my screen professionally mounted, I tried using adhesives too. I tried velcro, superglue (no damage, but the glue separated from the dash), and even that two-part epoxy stuff. None of it worked. I had not heard of Automotive Goop, so maybe you should give that a try.

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    I think I know what Aaron's talking about. It comes in a coil (but one side it stuck to a piece of paper). I use that to install a 1" tweeter on the A Pillar on my 280ZX and it holds quite well. It's pretty sticky and if you want to remove it, just use a general cleaner. I bought mine at Pepboys for $10. It's like 10 yards or somethings.. pretty long.

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    If your LCD came with a stand, you should be able to find a place to attach it... I didn't use screws, glue or anything. I just took the bracket and bent the stand a little and inerted into a small opening on the panel.
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